14 fashion ‘faux pas’ that Americans make that French women don’t


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French women all have their own unique sense of style—but there are some American trends they probably wouldn’t follow.
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There’s something about “French-girl style” that is endlessly intriguing to anyone who is not from France. Many Americans, in particular, seem to fawn over the wardrobe choices of stylish French women like Marion Cotillard, Clémence Poésy, and Carine Roitfeld. There are countless magazine articles and books on how to “dress like a French girl” and nail that seemingly effortless look even while living in the US.

When it comes down to it, of course, French women are like anyone else — they each have their own unique sense of style. That said, there are certain things that many French women seem to do when getting dressed that are seemingly unique. If you want to put a French spin on your own outfits, you can do that by avoiding some of the fashion “mistakes” Americans often make.

Of course, at the end of the day, you should be wearing what feels good on you and what makes you happy. These mistakes could work for some people, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Still, if you want to infuse some Parisian chicness into your own wardrobe, you may want to avoid the following mistakes.



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